Local Government Employment Opportunities

City of Ellsworth – Finance Director

The City of Ellsworth, one of Maine’s fastest growing communities, is seeking a qualified applicant to fill the position of Finance Director/Treasurer.

The Finance Director is responsible for the planning, organization, and direction of all functions performed by the Finance Department. The Finance Director serves as Treasurer under the City Charter. The Finance Director must have knowledge of principles and practices of budget analysis; principles of public and business administration and management; principles and practices of supervision, training and personnel management; principles and practices in municipal borrowings; pertinent state, local, and federal laws, rules, and regulations; principles and practices of accounting and statistics; principles of work planning and organization. The Finance Director should possess a high level of visibility and interactions with citizens, business leaders, community groups, the City’s department heads, and the City Council.

The ideal candidate should possess a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a degree in finance, accounting, business administration or related field, and six years of increasingly responsible professional accounting or finance management experience, including three years of management and administrative responsibilities. Experience in government finance or accounting is strongly desired.

The City of Ellsworth offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefit package.

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City of Portland – Assistant Controller

The Assistant Controller is a key member of the management team within the City’s Finance Department. The Assistant Controller is responsible for several key accounting and reporting functions for the City and serves as a backup to the City Controller. The work includes oversight of accounts payable, bank reconciliations, fixed assets, assisting in the preparation of financial reports, assisting in the maintenance of the City’s central accounting system, and supervision of five accounting staff. Work requires a general knowledge of accounting principles and practices and experience with municipal or non-profit accounting is a plus. Four-year college degree and previous municipal experience or similar supervisory experience preferred. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory background check.

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The City of South Portland is currently seeking a full time Deputy Finance Director to join our Finance Department.

Job Summary: This is high level responsible management work of city finance operations, performed under the general direction of the Finance Director and in accordance with applicable policies and procedures. The incumbent is responsible for assisting the Finance Director in the management of the Finance Department, including direct management and oversight of general accounting, AP/AR, treasury, payroll, and auditing activities. This position also manages the annual financial audit process.

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City of Portland – Administrator of Internal Audit and Finance

The City of Portland’s Health and Human Services Department is seeking a highly qualified candidate to serve as the Department’s Administrator of Internal Audit and Finance. This position reports to the Director of Health and Human Services and is a member of the HHS leadership team. This position is responsible for the financial oversight of the Department’s budget totaling $80,463,404 in FY23. A successful candidate in this position will work with and provide oversight to multiple financial teams within the Health and Human Services department in the divisions of Public Health, Social Services, Office of Elder Affairs and the Barron Center.

Candidates must have significant experience with financial reporting, auditing and analysis and the ability to learn new financial systems. Additional preferred experience should include: Grant reporting and financial oversight, monthly budget reporting and annual budget creation, as well as supervisory experience. Applicants must be highly experienced using computers and spreadsheets. Considerable experience in accounting and a bachelor’s degree in accounting or business administration required, master’s level preferred. A flexible work schedule is available for this position. Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of criminal background check.

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State of Maine – Finance/Accounting Professionals

The State of Maine is looking for public service minded finance/accounting professionals to fill key positions! Bring your expertise to help partner agencies provide services that impact citizens across the entire State of Maine. DAFS’ Financial Service Centers provide professional expertise to manage the financial activities of Departments and bureaus throughout State government. We are seeking motivated individuals with broad financial knowledge and leadership skills: services for partner agencies include accounting and financial processing, cash management, budget development and monitoring, financial analysis, grant management and federal reporting, legislative support, and administrative functions.

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Town of Kennebunkport – Finance Director

The Town of Kennebunkport is seeking a self-motivated, detail-oriented organized, financial guru to join our dynamic team as the Finance Director. Kennebunkport is a jewel along Maine’s coast and hosts a year-round population of approximately 3,700 but swells with summer residents and visitors during the summer months.

This full-time, 40-hour position is responsible for all duties associated with finance and accounting for the Town. The position serves as a safeguard of the Town’s assets through the maintenance of accurate financial records and the preparation of accurate monthly and annual financial statements for the Town, in accordance with all applicable policies, procedures, and regulations.

Candidates should have an understanding of municipal accounting and laws, office procedures, and supervisory experience.

The preferred candidate will hold an associate’s degree in a related field with a minimum of 3 years of municipal accounting experience or related education and knowledge. Bachelor’s degree is preferred. An equivalent combination of experience and education that demonstrates possession of the required skills and abilities will be considered. Candidate must be detail-oriented, highly organized, flexible, enjoy working with the public, have an outgoing positive attitude, be a team player, and work well under pressure in a very busy office environment.

The Town of Kennebunkport is an equal opportunity employer and offers a competitive wage and benefit package with a salary range of $85,000 to $105,000 (commensurate with experience).

Please submit a town application with three references, a letter of interest, and a resume, to Yanina Nickless, Human Resources Administrator, Town of Kennebunkport, P.O. Box 566, Kennebunkport, Maine 04046 or via email to ynickless@kennebunkportme.gov. Applications are also available at the Town of Kennebunkport website (https://www.kennebunkportme.gov/humanresources/pages/employment-opportunities).

The position will remain open until filled, but the review of resumes will begin on June 17, 2022.

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Town of Scarborough – Finance Director

About the Town of Scarborough
With its stunning coastline and marshes, diverse mix of commercial and residential properties, and convenient proximity to Portland and I-95, Scarborough boasts itself as a prosperous place to live, work and recreate. Like many neighboring communities, Scarborough has experienced growth and managed development over the past decade, contributing to a more robust economy and population to serve. This is a pivotal time to join the Town’s esteemed team of staff who are at the heart of supporting the needs of our community and protecting the natural landscape. Join the Town of Scarborough to support our impactful work on the physical spaces and people who make up our community.

Scarborough is conveniently located in Cumberland County in southern Maine, approximately 7 miles south of the City of Portland. It is a short drive to Portland and the Maine Mall with easy access to the Maine Turnpike, Portland Jetport and passenger rail service to Boston and points south.

About the Position
The Town of Scarborough is seeking an experienced full-time Finance Director to replace the current director who is retiring after 44 years. This position is responsible for the administrative, supervisory and fiscal work in the overall financial management of the Town. Duties include managing the accounting and auditing functions of Town and School finances, revenue collection, disbursement, capital borrowing, designing financial policies, investing, cash management, budgeting, conducting internal audits, supervision, maintaining liaison with auditors, financial advisors, the school department, banks and the general public, and preparing and administering budgets. This position reports to and is under the general supervision of the Town Manager with considerable independence in accordance with applicable laws and following generally accepted accounting practices.

Skills & Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration or accounting.
• Minimum five years of professional accounting or auditing experience. Any equivalent combination of
experience and training may be considered.
• Minimum of two years supervisory experience.
• Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Public Officer (CPFO) preferred.
• Ability to lead, supervise, manage, motivate and direct the activities of the Finance Department staff.
• Skilled in the use of Microsoft products and Google.
• Excellent customer service skills with the ability to proactively establish and maintain effective working
relationships and respond courteously with internal departments and employees; business executives;
vendors; federal, state, regional, local agencies and community organizations; and the general public.
• Knowledge of Tyler Munis software products preferred.
• Any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the following knowledge, abilities, and skills may be considered at the discretion of the Town of Scarborough.
The Town of Scarborough is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To Apply
Apply online at https://www.applitrack.com/townofscarborough/onlineapp/.

This position is open until filled. When applying, please include the completed online application, resume and a cover letter. The Town of Scarborough offers a competitive salary plus a comprehensive benefits package including healthcare, retirement, paid time off, dental, vision, and other supplemental benefits.

For additional information
call (207) 730-4025 or email hr@scarboroughmaine.org